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More to the point, will the police be willing to shoot them when they do?

- Jake

Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 at 02:19:17 PM EST
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Is the government cutting police salaries by 40%, too?

Economics is politics by other means
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 at 02:32:10 PM EST
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Yep, the cuts were horizontal and no exceptions were made. And a policeman (crime lab, not your average uniformed policeman, but still...) neighbor of mine was telling me a month ago that the morale among police officers is very low, and everyone lacks motivation, as they see themselves involved in a job that is becoming increasingly more dangerous and life threatening, while they are suffering repeated pay-cuts and are confronting people they have no wish to confront. He told me that "one of these days, in the next 'siege' of parliament, someone in the first row of riot police guarding the building will 'slip' and then no one will be able to stop, or interested in stopping, anyone..."

This is not necessarily good news, the police has been very cosy with the very far right and the ones still motivated are disproportionally the more extreme right wing police officers...

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake

by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Mon Jun 13th, 2011 at 07:39:52 PM EST
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